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  1. Spoiled rice used to feed migrant workers

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Greed for profits overrides health risks to the consumers of stale, mouldy grain Tens of thousands of tonnes of spoiled, sometimes mouldy, rice is being sold to feed construction workers on the mainland every year. Its low price has made the spoiled rice so popular that in most main grain and oil markets in the capital it is known as 'migrant workers' ...

  2. Don't spoil rural charm, tourism official warns

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Many rural tourist attractions risk losing their traditional charm because of excessive efforts to modernise, according to state tourism bureau official Cai Jiacheng. Mr Cai told a rural tourism forum in the southwestern province of Guizhou yeste ...

  3. letters

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We need to get ready for challenges Today's children are growing up in a technological world and most of them can get what they want easily. In the 1970s and 80s, however, children ... spoiled many of us. And that can weaken our ability to face difficulties. Society has now become very competitive. We compete with both locals and foreigners in this globalised world. During ...

  4. 1,000 call on stores to donate waste food

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the same bad habits as spoiled rich children.' Seifert said it was a lack of co-ordination between food banks and supermarkets that led to this waste and a better system was needed to connect ...

  5. letters

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I think too much leniency also harms children. They may become spoiled if their parents are too lenient. They will rely on their parents and not be able to take care of themselves. Instead ... it is important for parents to strike a good balance between strictness and leniency. Strictness can teach children discipline and good manners, which are important. Also, strictness can help children ...

  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou, had tested positive for lead ...

  7. Hong Kong's new geopark could create more problems than it solves

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has to be given to visitors' safety. You cannot spoil the natural scenery with lots of railings, which would damage the rocks. But then people will run the risk of falling and injuring ... and shopping malls, but the fact remains that it is a shoppers' paradise. I also doubt that the geopark will attract that many families. It will be difficult for parents to stop their children ...

  8. 500 children latest victims of pollution

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and its unsettling human toll. Environmentalists warn that the recent revelation by mainland media- which reported that more than 500 children are suffering from lead poisoning in Guangxi, ... Guangxi, has been hit by another heavy-metal pollution scandal just weeks after one of the country's worst cadmium spills. At least 103 children, from one month to 15 years old, in Nandan ...

  9. Don't take more than you can eat

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... much food at restaurants or putting too much food on their plates at buffets. It's shocking how much food is thrown away every day. There are so many children who have no food to eat in developing countries. I think living in Hong Kong has sort of spoiled us. We're used to living the good life. We should stop and think about those who are starving in other parts of the world. ...

  10. Laws ban trade in endangered species but don't protect habitat

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Don't let anyone spoil Lamma', March 30). The heritage of Lamma is small fishing villages, not leisure complexes. However, it is a small victory and the worrying destruction continues ... of Hong Kong, that for their own short-term gain they are destroying our children's inheritance. Why can't the government recognise this and put a stop to it? Jos Vernon, Lamma ...




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